Rumania Anticipates Retreat from Transnistria; Intends to Leave Jews There

Anticipating the liberation by the Russian armies of Transnistria, the Rumanian-held section of the Ukraine where tens of thousands of exiled Rumanian Jews are interned, the Bucharest Government has ordered all Rumanian officials there to send their wives and children back to Rumania, it was reliably reported here today.

A considerable number of officials in Transnistria, anticipating the Bucharest order, have been sending their families from Odessa and other occupied Ukrainian cities to the interior of Rumania during the past few weeks. It is taken for granted in Jewish circles here that the Rumanian armed forces, when retreating from Transnistria, will leave the interned Jews in the devastated territory.

The Swiss newspaper Basler Hachrichten reports today that the Rumanian authorities in Galati issued an order forbidding Jews to purchase bread or any other bakery goods. At the same time, the German news agency DNB reports that the Rumanian Minister of War has issued an order requesting all Jews in Rumania who were born in 1926 to register for compulsory military service.

The Bucharest newspaper Argus reaching here today from Rumania reports that a new decree has been promulgated by the Rumanian Government prohibiting Jewish physicians from treating “Aryan” patients. Non-Jews are by the same decree forbidden to consult Jewish doctors.

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